Purism announces Librem 14 complete with kill switches

The Librem 14 laptop.

Purism has announced the Librem 14 laptop, a successor to its security-focus Librem 13 product line. The laptop comes with hardware kill switches to disable the webcam, microphone, and Wi-Fi for additional peace of mind. The firm said these features were popular with Librem 13 customers so decided to retain them on the new laptop.

Similarly to the newly released Librem Mini, the Librem 14 comes pre-loaded with PureOS, an FSF-accredited operating system meaning that it doesn’t contain closed source software, nor encourages its use. It also supports Purism’s high-security boot firmware, PureBoot.

The specifications for the device are as follows:

Processor

Core i7-10710U (Comet Lake)

Display

14″ Matte (1920×1080)

Battery Life

Roughly 7 to 9 hours (actual times may vary)

Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

Up to 32GB, DDR4 at 2133 MHz

Storage

2.5″ SATA + NVMe-capable M.2 slots

Video

1 HDMI Port (4K capable @60Hz max)

USB Type-C Video Out (4K capable)

USB Ports

USB Type-A 3.1: 2 Ports

USB Type-C 3.1: 1 Port

Audio

3.5mm AudioJack (Mic-in & Headphone-out combo)

Networking

Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with Integrated RJ45 Connector

Atheros 802.11n w/ Two Antennas

Power

1 Power Button, DC-IN Jack

USB-C Power Delivery Port

Dimensions

322mm x 220mm x 17mm;

Weight: 1.4 kg

Commenting on the new device, Todd Weaver, CEO and founder of Purism, said:

“I am beyond excited to see the Librem laptop journey arrive at the build quality and specifications in the Librem 14. This fifth version of our line is the culmination of our dream device rolled into a powerful professional laptop. We have invested heavily so every customer will be proud to carry our laptops, and the Librem 14 will be the best one yet.”

If you’re interested in purchasing the device, it’s available for pre-order now at the temporary price of $1,199 and is going to begin shipping in early Q4 2020. It’s not clear when the early bird pricing will end, but the laptop will cost $1,499 when it does.

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